Menlo Park, CA – August 22, 2012 – Nlyte Software, an industry leader in data center infrastructure management (DCIM), today announced the appointment of industry veteran Mark Harris, to the newly created position of vice president of Marketing and Data Center Strategy. Mr. Harris is well known and respected throughout the DCIM industry from his previous roles at Raritan, Avocent, and Cyclades.
“Mark brings invaluable experience and a broad industry network to Nlyte,” said Doug Sabella, Nlyte Software CEO. “His leadership skills combined with his deep understanding of our markets and strategies make him ideally suited to lead our Data Center Strategy efforts. Mark’s appointment adds breadth to our management team and represents an important step in the next phase of our growth. We look forward to benefiting from his leadership, expertise, and vast knowledge of DCIM.”
A well known DCIM industry visionary and thought leader, Mr. Harris brings to Nlyte Software over thirty years experience in product and channel marketing, sales, and corporate strategy. As vice president of Marketing, he will be responsible for all outbound marketing. As vice president of Data Center Strategy, he will be responsible for assuring that the Nlyte product offerings continue to closely align with evolving industry trends and maturing customer requirements pertaining to the strategic business value of DCIM. In addition, as a customer advocate, he will play a key role in listening to customers to identify their requirements regarding the streamlining of their data center business operations to improve overall operational effectiveness and efficiency.
Mr. Harris joins Nlyte Software from Server Technology Inc., a data center power equipment manufacturer, where he was vice president of Marketing. There he was responsible for all aspects of creating the company’s core messaging and leading his team to present those messages across a wide set of target markets. Previously, he directed all sales and marketing efforts for DCIM software at Raritan Inc. Mr. Harris also spent a total of seven years combined at Avocent and Cyclades (now part of Emerson) as the vice president of Marketing Strategy of Data Center Management where he was instrumental in sponsoring and creating their initial DCIM offerings.
A published author, Mr. Harris contributes to such publications as Data Center Post, Data Center Knowledge and Datacenter Dynamics. He’s also written for Mission Critical Magazine, DCD Focus and Processor.com. In addition, he writes his own weekly blog, DCIMExpert.com, a frank and vendor-neutral discussion about the industry.
“Nlyte Software has long been recognized by customers and analysts to be the most innovative vendor in the DCIM market. The DCIM market itself is rapidly maturing, where strategic value is quickly replacing tactical tooling.” said Harris. “By joining Nlyte, the industry’s strongest player, I can continue my journey to demonstrate how state of the art DCIM allows customers to achieve incredible strategic value. I look forward to leading the charge to help the company expand into new markets while working with the incredible team at Nlyte Software.”
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About Nlyte Software
Nlyte Software was founded by data center professionals for data center professionals and is the independent provider of DCIM solutions. The Nlyte DCIM suite provides the predictive intelligence and management controls needed to achieve smarter, more efficient and highly available data centers. Nlyte Software is headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif. http://www.nlyte.com.
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